Compound name: Pentamidine
Description: Divalent cation. Use in medical devices (e.g., catheters), as an anti-infective agent, to help treat pneumonia caused by the organism Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii). Pentamidine is also used as a prophylactic against PCP in patients receiving chemotherapy. Use as an antitumor drug has also been proposed.
Database Links: CHEBI:45081